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Category: Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles in Charlotte: How to Stay Safe and What to do if You’re Hurt

Jan 30, 2019 by , Bicycle Accidents

What to do if You Are Hurt in a Bicycle Accident in Charlotte

Approximately 60 people a day move to the Queen City.  New residential and commercial developments cause road congestion prompting many residents to use bicycles around town. Now, more than ever, both cyclists and drivers should be aware of their surroundings and share the road. Here, we discuss important safety tips and advise bicyclists what to do when injured in a bicycle accident in Charlotte. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) reports that 840 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in 2016.  Important safety tips can prevent a bicycle accident […]

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Dedicated Bike Lanes May Be Coming to Charlotte — Bike Accidents and Safety Tips

Nov 25, 2017 by , Bicycle Accidents

Lawyer for Bike Accidents in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Charlotte Observer recently reported that, in late October 2017, lanes of traffic were closed on parts of Sixth and Fifth streets to create protected bike lanes.This was done as part of a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility of making protected bike lanes permanent. The idea is to create corridors of car-free traffic for bicyclists in an effort to prevent bike accidents. So, dedicated bike lanes may be coming soon to Charlotte. But along with new bike lanes, there will be more bikers and a likely increase in personal […]

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Get Back on a Safe Track for Spring Cycling

Mar 17, 2016 by , Bicycle Accidents

Thanks to North Carolina’s temperate weather conditions and the state’s outstanding support for bicyclists, our Charlotte bike accident attorneys take pride in the number of riders who hit the roads regularly throughout year. However, we understand that many riders put their bikes away until the temperatures start warming in April. A great way to kick off the Spring cycling season is to participate in the 2016 Cycle NC Coastal ride scheduled for April 22 – 24. Before embarking on any ride, bikers should consider the season to be a good […]

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Recent Deadly Bicycle Accident Illustrates the Importance of the Rules of the Road

Jan 22, 2016 by , Bicycle Accidents

According to ABC News, a bicyclist was struck by two cars and killed in September 2015. Both drivers reported that they did not see the bike. Even though relatively few details about the accident are reported, our Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers believe that the accident and tragic death may have been avoided had certain rules of the road been followed. When All Vehicles Follow the Law, Roadway Experiences Become More Predictable All too often, bicyclists who suffer injuries in accidents with motor vehicles experience further challenges when individuals — from […]

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Winter Riding Tips for NC Bicyclists

Dec 28, 2015 by , Bicycle Accidents

North Carolina bicyclists tend to be dedicated fans of their sport. Since weather conditions are typically more temperate than they might be in the frozen tundra of the northern-most states, riders often keep their bikes active during all seasons, including winter. Our Charlotte bike accident attorneys encourage avid riders to remain active year-round, as long as they learn how to remain safe in less-than-ideal riding conditions — and recognize when they need to leave their bikes at home. Guidelines that Help Keep NC Winter Bicyclists Safe North Carolina riders need […]

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